Applications now open for SHM Foundation Voluntary Internship Programme

The Covid-19 pandemic is making it difficult for young people to find employment, access training opportunities and plan for the future. The SHM Foundation is launching a voluntary internship programme this September to, in some small way, address this challenge. Apply now!

This internship programme is an exciting work experience opportunity for young people(aged 16-21 years) who are not in full-time higher education.

The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in learning, citizenship, health and the arts.

This is a part-time, 4-week internship, starting in September 2020, focused on developing professional skillsand experience. Interns will gain experience in the areas they’re most interested in. Thekinds of areas where interns will get an opportunity to build skills include: communications,project management, research, design, social media strategy, fundraising.

The internship will be conducted remotely. Applicants can be based anywhere in any of thecountries where our team are based (UK, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Mexico or India) and willnot be expected to travel anywhere. You just need to have an internet connection so youcan join video calls and make use of other remote working technology. The programme isvoluntary and unpaid, but successful applicants will receive a stipend for their participation.

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We’re looking for young people who:

  • Are 16-21 years old, though we’ll consider people who fall just outside this age bracket

  • Are not in full-time education

  • Are based in the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, South Africa or India

  • Are fluent in English (spoken and written)

  • Are excited to learn new things and develop their skills

Apply now by filling in this form no later than 17th of August.


Key questions


How long will the internship last?

4 days per week for 4 weeks, from Tuesday 1st September

Is it paid?

The programme is voluntary, but interns will receive a participation stipend of £20GBP per day (a total of £320).

How many places are there?

We are looking to recruit a total of 5 interns.

What will I get out of it?

You’ll get the opportunity to learn about the types of work we do through theFoundation - which includes projects in global health, global mental health,international development, youth engagement, digital social support, learning andliteracy, the arts and more. You’ll get to build skills in the areas you’re interested in,or, if you’re not sure where your interests lie, you’ll get an opportunity to testdifferent things so you can find out. You’ll get mentoring from a member of theFoundation team to help you reflect on what your strengths are and what you mightwant to do in future.

Do I need to have a degree or other qualifications?

No. This opportunity is particularly aimed at young people who do not have auniversity degree and who are not in full-time higher education.

How do I apply?

Complete this application form no later than 6pm BST on Monday 17th August.

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